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This book is the report of a study made through the American Hospital Association by the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Using a social-anthropological approach the investigators, a practicing psychiatrist and two social scientists, studied all levels of hospital personnel from board members to laborers in an effort to understand the hospital through the interpersonal relationships of the occupational groups involved. Six representative general hospitals were studied. The social scientists were purposely chosen from outside the hospital field so the study could be truly objective. Their disinterested observations highlight many aspects of staff
The Give and Take in Hospitals: A Study of Human Organization.. Ann Intern Med. 1957;47:849–850. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-4-849
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(4):849-850.
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